American Public Gardens Association
2019 Conference
Washington D.C. June 17-21, 2019

Diversity as a Driver for Garden Development Initiatives
Event Type: 
Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Date / Time: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Empire Ballroom
G. Dieleman, Assiniboine Park Conservancy, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; K. Mulholland, University Of Alberta Botanic Garden, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Pre-Registration Required: 

This session will provide an opportunity to see how a university garden and a conservancy model organization approach the challenge of working on garden projects encompassing a wider social influence, a challenge all North American gardens are facing in some fashion regardless of location. The Aga Khan Garden in Alberta is an extraordinary contemporary interpretation of Islamic landscape architecture in a northern climate. The celebration of multicultural nations is the vision behind Canada’s Diversity Gardens, an exploration of the human connection with plants and nature showcasing multicultural heritage. Participants will be able to apply diversity and inclusion of their respective communities into decision making and the physical garden itself.


This session is approved for 1 CFRE credit hour.